Did you see the one about . . .

13/02/2011

100 years ago – Kiwiblog on the background to Ronald Reagan’s tear down this wall speech.

Democracy is not freedom: an Egyptian case study – Not PC on the lack of options for those seeking a better future.

Commitment and the gym – The Visible Hand in Economics on a gym that has a financial disincentive for sloth.

The sock monster – Physics Stops finds that somethings can’t be explained by science.

Sunday Spinelessness: murdering my darlings – At the Atavism David Winter, self confessed  invertebrate evangelist, wages a reluctant war on wasps.

In memory of A.K. Grant – Quote Unquote marks what would have been Grant’s 70th birthday.

I got nothin’ – Monkey with Typewriter says goodbye.


Word of the day

09/01/2011

Slacktivist – An activist who seeks projects and causes that require the least amount of effort; one who supports causes and people, without doing anything difficult or inconvenient;  one who undertakes  “feel-good” measures, in support of an issue or social cause, that have little or no practical effect other than to make the person doing it feel good.

Hat Tip: Are you a slacktivist? at Monkey With Typewriter.


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